NFL Players Serve the People of Haiti

Apr 16, 2013, 16:34 ET from Mission of Hope, Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 16th Ronnell Lewis (Detroit Lions), Quinton Carter (Denver Broncos), NFL Rookie Demontre Hurst (University of Oklahoma), and NFL Rookie Stefphon Jefferson (University of Nevada) landed in Port Au Prince, Haiti. They were accompanied by their agent, Kelli Masters (Kelli Masters Management) and Ryan Broyles (Detroit Lions) to serve the people of Haiti and gain perspective on their own abilities, beyond how far they can throw a football or how fast they can run.

Adam Barnett (Journey Church, Norman, OK) has been taking college athletes from the University of Oklahoma to serve at Mission of Hope, Haiti for three years. As these athletes went pro, Kelli heard about Adam's annual trip and wanted to do this with her NFL clients.

Kelli stated, "As a sports agent, my top priority is helping my athletes become the very best they can be in all areas of their lives. Each off-season, I coordinate opportunities for them to experience growth and development, both as individuals and as a family.  We have taken this to a whole new level by bringing the KMM family to Haiti!"

The players participated in Mission of Hope's Nutrition Program by serving lunch to school children in the community of Frettas, Haiti. They also collected large river rocks to lay as a foundation for two new school buildings Mission of Hope is constructing in that village. Ronnel Lewis recapped his week, "I feel my experience in Haiti really opened my eyes to what my family and I have. To see little boys and girls just full of excitement when we show them love in small ways like holding a hand or carrying them on our backs. The kids also really made me want to be a better, more loving father. I know I left here with something in my heart; not only to give to my family but to others as well." 

About Mission of Hope

Officially founded in 1998 by Brad and Vanessa Johnson, Mission of Hope houses an onsite orphanage, medical facility, school, and church. Through partnerships, the Mission also serves outside of its property through education, healthcare, agriculture, nutrition, and community development programs in Mission of Hope's surrounding region of influence. To learn more, visit

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